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An update from ARB

June 5, 2020 | News Release

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive and Registrar, Karen Holmes.

Marc Stoner (previously Head of Finance and Resources) has assumed the role of Acting Chief Executive and Registrar, and the process of appointing a permanent replacement has begun.

In the meantime, our focus continues to be on carrying out all our legal and regulatory duties effectively and efficiently during the current period in lockdown. We are supporting our dedicated staff who are continuing to work remotely to protect the public and support architects and schools of architecture through regulation.



Notes for Editors

o The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is the statutory body established by Parliament under the Architects Act 1997 to regulate the UK architects’ profession in the public interest. Among other duties, the Act requires ARB to:

– Maintain the Architects Register
– Prescribe the qualifications needed to become an architect in the UK
– Issue a code laying down the standards of professional conduct and practice expected of architects
– Investigate allegations of unacceptable professional conduct or serious professional incompetence
– Investigate and where appropriate prosecute unregistered individuals who unlawfully call themselves an architect
– Act as the UK’s Competent Authority for architects

o ARB has a Board of 11 members all appointed by the Privy Council. This includes one independent, non-executive Chair and ten non-executive Board members made up of five members of the public and five architects.

o ARB has an Information Pack detailing its key messaging intended for use by the press and other stakeholders.

For further information please contact Kate Howlett (ARB Communications Manager) on 020 7580 5861 or by email at kateh@arb.org.uk.